I’ve had this recipe for Oriental Chex Mix stashed away for some time now. I found it in a Pillsbury Bake-Off magazine, and thought it sounded like a fun variation of the traditional Chex Mix…which I love. I added a tad more butter, more pretzels, and less chow mein noodles…to suit my taste.
Alright, to throw this together, you will need: pretzel sticks, chow mein noodles, Wasabi peas, salted peanuts, Corn Chex, Oriental Ramen seasoning, butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder.
To prepare the seasoning, combine 8 TBS melted butter, with 1 tsp. garlic powder, 2 TBS. soy sauce, and 1 pkg of the seasoning, removed from a package of Oriental Ramen Noodles. Mix well and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir together.
Spread the seasoned mixture into a sheet pan at bake at 250 for about 50 minutes. Shuffle/stir the ingredients around, half way through the cooking time.
After it cools, dump it into a serving bowl, and mix in a handful, or so, of Wasabi peas. You can usually find Wasabi peas in the Oriental section of your grocery store. I found mine at Wal-Mart. FYI, they’re pretty dang spicy. At least, the ones I had were. But, they added a nice kick and a little color.
Oriental Chex Mix
Oriental Chex Mix
- 4 cups Corn Chex cereal
- 4 cups Bugles original
- 1 cup chow mein noodles
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 8 TBS. butter melted
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 TBS. soy sauce
- 1 pkg. oriental flavor Ramen Noodles seasoning not the noodles, just the seasoning
- 1 cup Wasabi peas
Heat oven to 250 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir together the Corn Chex, Bugles, chow mein noodles, pretzels, and peanuts.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic powder, soy sauce, and oriental seasoning.
Stir well, then pour over the dry mix, stir together.
Dump the seasoned mixture into a sheet pan.
Bake for about 50 minutes.
At about 25 minutes, shuffle/stir the mixture around on the pan, and cook for the remaining time. Let cool, dump in a large bowl, and stir in some Wasabi peas.